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Contact: Chris Buchanan

Telephone: 850-227-1115
Email: cbuchanan@gcso.fl.gov

MEDIA RELEASE
October 13, 2015

GCSO LAW ENFORCEMENT SUMMARY


OCTOBER 5, 2015 OCTOBER 11, 2015

On Monday, October 5th, the Gulf County Sheriffs Office (GCSO) executed two orders to
transport by traveling to Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala, FL, and the Florida Reception
and Medical Center in Lake Butler, FL. Esther J. Wilson (55) and Vernon R. Goodwin (42) were
transported from their respective facilities to the Gulf County Detention Facility (GCDF). Both
were scheduled to appear in circuit court during the week of October 5th. Wilson and Goodwin
were returned on Friday, October 9th. The GCSO also traveled to Santa Rosa Correctional
Institution in Milton, FL, the same day to transport David R. Smith (28) to Gulf County. Smith
was returned on Wednesday, October 7th.
On Tuesday, October 6th, Deputy M. Peek arrested Joann P. Wilder (58) in the 300 block of North
State Road (SR) 71 in Wewahitchka. Wilder was wanted for Violation of Probation on her
original charges of the Sale of Methamphetamine. Wilder was transported to the GCDF.
On October 6th, Deputy M. Peek took a walk-in complaint at the Wewahitchka Substation in
reference to theft. The complainant reported the theft of a Stihl Leaf Blower valued at
approximately $150. The theft occurred in the 100 block of McGlon Drive in Wewahitchka.
Deputy Peek continues to investigate the case.
On October 6th, the GCSO traveled to the Bay County Jail to extradite Tonya L. Baker (45). Baker
was arrested in Bay County on warrants held by the GCSO for the Sale of Methamphetamine
and the Unlawful Use of a Two-way Communications Device. He was transported to the GCDF.
On Wednesday, October 7th, Deputy M. Layfield served two arrest warrants at the GCDF.
Cassandra D. Riley (25) turned herself in. Riley was wanted for two counts of Violation of
Probation on her original charge of the Sale of Crack Cocaine.
On Thursday, October 8th, the GCSO traveled to the Bay County Jail to extradite Corey N. Hooper
(22). Hooper was arrested in Bay County and held for the GCSO. He was wanted for Violation of
Probation on his original charges of Dealing in Stolen Property and Burglary of an Unoccupied
Structure. Hooper was transported to the GCDF.

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On Friday, October 9th, Sgt. R. Burkett responded to the 9300 block of U.S. Highway 98 in the
Beacon Hill area in reference to a possible burglary in progress. The complainant reported that
a man was on an upstairs patio trying to get into the complainants residence. When Sgt.
Burkett arrived he found Conrad K. Holdwick (24) standing on the porch of the residence. He
was observed pulling on the door. Contact was made and it was determined Holdwick was
extremely intoxicated. Holdwick told Sgt. Burkett that it was his house he was trying to get
inside. Sgt. Burkett conducted an investigation and charged Holdwick with Trespass. He was
transported to the GCDF.
On October 9th, the GCSO received a 911 call in reference to a subject walking out of a
houseboat with a VCR under his arms and leaving on a golf cart. Deputy C. Sanders responded to
the complaint in the 100 block of Cutoff Drive east of Wewahitchka. When Deputy Sanders
arrived to contact the complainant he learned the suspect was confronted and still at the
complainants residence. An investigation revealed the houseboat was burglarized and was
forcefully entered. The property taken from the houseboat was recovered and returned to the
owner. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Eric L. Tyler (34) for Burglary of a Structure.
Tyler was transported to the GCDF.
On October 11th, Deputy C. Harvey was on patrol in the area of U.S. Highway 98 and Windmark
Beach when he observed a vehicle exceeding the speed limit. Deputy Harvey stopped the
vehicle on U.S. Highway 98 and Butler Bay Road. When contact was made with the driver,
Deputy Harvey detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle
resulted in the arrest of Ricardo D. Gainer (23) for Possession of Less Than Twenty Grams of
Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Gainer was transported to the GCDF.
On October 11th, the GCSO received a complaint regarding a physical disturbance in the 1700
block of Cobia Avenue in Highland View. Deputy C. Harvey responded to investigate the
complaint. Shortly thereafter the GCSO received the report of a domestic disturbance in the
1900 block of Parker Avenue in Highland View which Sgt. C. Dixon responded to. The two case
were determined to be related. The investigations into both complaints resulted in the arrest of
Jamie L. Register (23) for two counts of Battery, Domestic Battery and Trespass after Warning.
Register was transported to the GCDF.
If you have any information regarding the aforementioned cases please contact the Gulf County
Sheriffs Office at 850-227-1115 or 850-639-5717. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crime
Stoppers at 850-785-TIPS.

Prepared by: Capt. Chris Buchanan


Approved by: Sheriff Mike Harrison

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